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Schaus' swallowtail butterfly

Moth

Butterflies and moths in the Museum
This is a drawing of one of moths on display in the Museum. Although it looks quite a lot like the Schaus swallowtail, it is actually a moth.
Moths and butterflies belong to the insect order Lepidoptera. There is no real scientific difference between moths and butterflies but we still split them because:

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